* Cervix Self-Screening is available to eligible individuals in participating pilot communities
Play an active role in your own health
Cervix self-screening detects high-risk HPV types that can cause cervical cancer. You can complete cervix self-screening instead of a Pap test. Cervix self-screening is quick, painless and you can do it yourself from the comfort of your home or at your local health clinic. The test involves turning a small swab inside your vagina. Then, you either mail in your completed kit or give it to your health provider to send in. You will receive your results in 4–6 weeks. It’s as simple as that!
Cervix Self-Screening is a pilot currently available to eligible participants in the Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody), Belcarra/Anmore, New Westminster, lower Sunshine Coast, Pemberton, Port Alberni, and Vancouver Island Oceanside communities.
Live in one of these communities and are due for a Pap? Call BC Cancer Cervix Screening at 1-877-702-6566 or fill out the kit request form to participate in cervix self-screening instead of your Pap test.
You may receivea letter from BC Cancer Cervix Screening inviting you to participate.
What people are saying
“I received mine a few months ago, did it and it came back negative. I was thrilled to do it this way. Thank you for making my life less stressful and less embarrassing"
Dawn M., Port Alberni
“I don’t have any issues with going for a pap, but the at-home is much more convenient. Talk with your physician if you have concerns. Mine is very supportive.”
Jennifer R, Nanoose Bay
“I’m not a person who has been particularly bothered by getting a pap smear but found it inconvenient. Having to book it weeks in advance, going to the office, waiting and losing half a day to the process. This is super easy to do. Highly recommend!"
Stacey B., Port Moody
“Don’t worry that you might do the test wrong, read the package info and follow the steps. It really is